Tag: graphic designers

Creative Spotlight: Capital One Canada In-House Design Team

Remember when an international corporate rebrand would be back page news? Those days are gone. Now, design is everywhere. In a time when individuals showcase their own lives like well-maintained brands, manicuring each post with precision, actual brands have to keep pace. That’s where in-house design departments, like Capital One Canada, come in. Get ready to have your eyes opened. ...

The Designer Behind #IPD17 – International Print Day

A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who participated in International Print Day this year! Over here at Domtar, we had a blast participating in the event and seeing print lovers from all over the world unite via social media. ...

Expert Advice: Proofs to Consider for Your Next Uncoated Paper Project

Visualizing a printed piece can be a daunting task, even for the most seasoned graphic designer. To ensure your printed piece is successful, we often tell designers to communicate with their printer, early and often. Proofs should be thought of as a vital communication tool in the creation of a printed piece—when proofs are involved; there should be no doubt that a designer and a printer are on...

Creative Q&A: Print, Type and Beyond

If you read Blueline Magazine, Volume V, then you’re already familiar with the amazing design work and values of Chicago design agency Firebelly. With a passion for crafting engaging brand experiences and an affinity for all things print, Firebelly’s Design Director, Will Miller, is a wealth of knowledge and insight when it comes to design. Will took a moment to help us dig a little...

To Trend or Not to Trend?

There are many sites out there that will tell you what is trending this year. Have you ever wondered who this mysterious trendsetter is? Is there some master craftsman that unleashes his or her genius on the world of design or is it more than one source that that sets the “trend train” in motion? By definition, a trend is “a social process in which style or taste changes.” Usually, these...

Blueline Magazine Vol. 5 – Authenticity

Authenticity isn’t a new idea—but it might be more important than ever. Because in a world of computer-generated special effects, augmented reality and automated content, there’s still nothing quite as engaging as the truth. ...

From the Gallery: Chasing Speed

Many companies choose to immortalize an accomplishment in print, but today’s From the Gallery feature tells an organization's brand story in such an epic fashion that it makes our heart race. Chasing Speed, designed by J. Walter Thompson Canada, produced by Anstey Bookbinding and Exodus Graphics Corp. and printed on Cougar paper 80 lb. Text, Smooth finish, is incredibly well-concepted and...

From the Gallery: Aquinas College Viewbook

Here at Blueline By Domtar®, we absolutely love how many colleges and universities trust Cougar® and Lynx® Opaque Ultra to convey the important brand messages of their specific institutions. The Aquinas College Viewbook, designed by Stone + Steel Creative and Yellow Specs Design and printed on Cougar Smooth 100 lb. Cover and Text, is another...

Domtar Blueline Magazine Vol. 3: A Brand New Understanding

Domtar is proud to announce Volume 3 of Blueline Magazine, all about branding. There are brands people like — and then, there are those they love. These brands have earned their reputations through responsible actions, consistent performance and transparent communication. ...